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Marriage License

Marriage Licenses must be obtained at the Town Office.

For directions to the town office click here.

For a list of notaries in Norway, Maine that perform weddings, please call the Town Office
at (207) 743-6651

To find out more about Getting Married in Maine click here.

Click here for a printable version of these instructions.

A Maine marriage license is required for a marriage to be solemnized in Maine.

Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days after the date upon which marriage intentions are filed. If both the bride and groom reside in separate municipalities within Maine, the license must be obtained at one of the towns of residence. If one is a Maine resident and one is not, the license will be obtained at the Maine town of residence. If both the bride and groom are non-residents of Maine, the license may be obtained at any municipal office. Marriages may take place in any town in Maine, regardless of where the license is granted.

There are no blood tests required. If either the bride or groom are under 18, a parent or guardian signature is required.

Marriages may be performed by notaries public, ministers, priests and rabbis, as well as members of the Maine Bar. There must be two witnesses. The witnesses need not have special qualifications, but they must be old enough to understand what they are witnessing.

step 1:
Fill out the "Intention of Marriage" worksheet, (
click here)
as well as the "Record of Social Security Numbers" form.

step 2:
Submit the forms to the appropriate Town Clerk. If there was a previous marriage, you must provide the Clerk with certified proof of how that marriage ended, i.e. certified divorce papers or a certified death certificate (These are required to be certified and have a raised seal). You must also provide the Clerk with identification, as well as a $40.00 fee.

step 3:
The marriage license is generated with the information provided on the "Intention of Marriage" worksheet. Once the marriage license is prepared it should be checked carefully for accuracy and needs to be signed by both the bride and groom and notarized.

step 4:
The license will be issued the same day the “Intention of Marriage” worksheet is received as long as the required information has been supplied and the bride and groom are present to sign the marriage license. The marriage license is good for 90 days from the date the "Intention of marriage" worksheet is submitted.

step 5:
A week or so after the ceremony, the person performing the ceremony returns the license to the clerk that issued it. After this filing, you may obtain a certified marriage certificate for a fee of $15.00. This certificate will be needed to change social security status, name on driver's license, etc.

Police Announcements

The Norway Police Department will be conducting extra DUI patrols throughout the year as a result of a $10,000 grant. We will be working with other area Law Enforcement Agencies to reduce the number of DUI related crashes by discouraging impaired driving through education and stepped up enforcement.

There will be a number of safety checkpoints at different locations and times of the year in addition to periods of "saturation" patrols. Saturation patrols are certain times where there will be a much greater than normal amount of patrol units out that will be dedicated to detecting impaired drivers.

Remember that impaired driving is driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, regardless if the drugs might be legally prescribed. Read the precautions on all of your medications to make sure it is safe to drive while taking them.

Winter Parking ban is now in effect. From November 15th to April 15th it is unlawful to park any vehicle on any street or road in the Town of Norway for a period longer than two hours between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am.

When snow removal is in progress it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle for any amount of time.

Offending vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense.

It is unlawful to leave any snow on a public way that did not accumulate naturally.


Rob Federico
Chief of Police



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